Consider this an Addendum to yesterday's post about my attempts to weave off 6 shawls for my son's wedding attendants.
There was an additional adjustment to my weaving that I made midway through Shawl #1. Once I realized that the tencel was going to be "sensitive" and prone to breaking, I began misting the warp lightly with water every time I advanced the warp.
The tencel experts of the weaving world have told me that tencel like to be wet and that keeping the warp damp (especially the selvedge threads) helps to strengthen the fiber. This can be especially helpful if you have to unweave tencel!
4/12/2020 10:32:36 am
Thank you for your wonderful website. It is very clear and a valuable source for knowledge and inspiration. Your work is unique and very beautiful. I am a new weaver and have had issues with the Brassard 8/2 tercel yarn breaking on threads near my selvedges. The project is a table runner using an orange peel wave structure. It's been a bit of a journey involving 3 different tencel warps, experimenting with different sets and color combinations all in an attempt to get the weave structure balanced and my selvedges neat and clean. Though I'm a bit at the end of my rope with this project, I'm going to try your suggestion and fill up the spray bottle!
4/12/2020 10:22:10 pm
5/30/2020 04:34:45 pm
I like your comment:
5/31/2020 12:30:59 pm
Hi Don, I secure the weight to another weight or the leg of the loom. Usually by using a very long string or shoelace. So for the 2 floating selvedges I just run a long string between them. That keeps them from spinning. If securing to a leg of the loom it has to be long enough so it has enough leeway for rising towards the back beam as you wind forward.
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